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Thursday 1 August 2013

August's Feel Good Food Challenge

This month's key ingredient for Feel Good Food was one of the original contenders for the first challenge back in June. I chose it because it comes in so many different forms, has so many different uses in cooking and baking, and of course, most importantly, has so many health benefits.

I am of course, talking about GINGER. Be it freshly grated ginger root, ground ginger, crystallised or pickled ginger, this month, I want your ginger recipes please! 

To encourage you, some of the linked health benefits to ginger include;
  • Ginger contains a number of compounds that aid gastrointestinal functions including digestion
  • A recent study indicates that daily consumption of ginger can ease muscle pain associated with exercise
  • Some studies have shown ginger to be very effective in reducing nausea linked to seasickness, pregnancy and even nausea brought on by chemotherapy
The rules are as follows;
  • Recipes should be submitted by midnight on the 28th. 
  • Recipes do not need to be calorie controlled, but wherever possible, try to use wholemeal carbohydrates (flour, pasta, rice etc) to make them as nutritious as possible.
  • You can enter as many recipes into the challenge as you like, the more the merrier. Existing posts are welcome, as long as they contain the chosen ingredient and have been updated to include a link back to this challenge.
  • Recipes can be your own or someone else's, but if you do use an existing recipe please credit the source.
  • Posts must contain the Feel Good Food logo above, be tagged with Feel Good Food, and contain a link back to this site. 
  • Once your post is live, you can add the URL to the linky tool at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, email me a copy of the URL link to kickatthepantrydoor@gmail.com so that I know it is there, and I can include it in the round up at the end of the month. 
  • If you are on Twitter, tweet me the link at @ThePantryDoor1, using the hashtag #FeelGoodFood and I will retweet as well. 


  1. Excellent choice! I love ginger, I'm a bit of a busy bee at the moment with the thesis but I'll try and find time to link up

    1. Glad you like it! Good luck with the thesis, and don't forget you can back link older posts if you want to!

  2. Hi there, I am glad to say that i have submitted my vegetable and chickpea tagine for the august feel good food challange with the key ingredient ginger. I love to read through previous posts regarding this challange. Looking forward to see how other bloggers use ginger in their baking/cooking. Personally I use it quite often, especially in my tagines. Check the post http://theflamingpotato.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/vegetable-and-chickpea-tagine-feel-good.html

    Thanks for hosting this challange.

    1. Thank you so much for entering the challenge, your dish looks great!


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